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Mistress Madeleine - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524792
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Norma Bailey, Ches Yetman
Directors:  Aaron Kim Johnston
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  57:00

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Set in the 1850s, Mistress Madeleine unfolds against the backdrop of the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of the fur trade. In protest, some Métis are trading with the Americans. Madeleine, the Métis common-law wife of a Hudson's Bay Company clerk, is torn between loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her brother, a freetrader. Even more shattering, a change in company policy destroys Madeleine's happy and secure life, forcing her to re-evaluate her identity.

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